Compounded Prescription Program
Drug compounding is often regarded as the process of combining, mixing, or altering ingredients to create a medication tailored to the needs of an individual patient. A compounded medication is a drug that is specifically mixed and prepared for you, based on a prescription from your doctor. Compounded medications involves mixing one or more active ingredients, each at a specified amount. Doctors prescribe compounded medications for a variety of reasons, including:
Intolerance and/or allergies to the commercially available drug
The need to combine different medications into a single dose
Limited or non-existent local availability of the exact prescription that the patient needs
The patient’s inability to tolerate the standard dose or method of delivery.